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I am new to recording (drum module, webcam, music fromlaptop) so please bear with me. I haveconnected my module and web cameras (Microsoft HD-3000 & Logitech C920) toan HP laptop; then record all. I have afew recording apps including Logitech’s Capture, NCH Debut, Free 2X Recorder,& Bandicam. The audio is coming fromthe laptop’s speakers “7 USB Audio Codec”. I believe I have it connected correctly as I am able to capture videoand sound; then playback AVI or MP4 files.


My problem/question is when recording via the Logitech C920the sound is slightly distorted; it sounds fine via the MS camera. It does this with all four apps. However, the video appears better with theLogitech – higher resolution, faster frame rate, larger area, etc. Has anyone else experienced this? Could this be a hardware issue (faulty C920)? Software resolution? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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I am new to recording (drum module, webcam, music fromlaptop) so please bear with me. I haveconnected my module and web cameras (Microsoft HD-3000 & Logitech C920) toan HP laptop; then record all. I have afew recording apps including Logitech’s Capture, NCH Debut, Free 2X Recorder,& Bandicam. The audio is coming fromthe laptop’s speakers “7 USB Audio Codec”. I believe I have it connected correctly as I am able to capture videoand sound; then playback AVI or MP4 files.


My problem/question is when recording via the Logitech C920the sound is slightly distorted; it sounds fine via the MS camera. It does this with all four apps. However, the video appears better with theLogitech – higher resolution, faster frame rate, larger area, etc. Has anyone else experienced this? Could this be a hardware issue (faulty C920)? Software resolution? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
The question should be why do you want to record sound through a webcam? If you are serious about the sound then you would be better using an audio recorder and keeping the Logitech for the video. Webcam mics are OK for having a chat.
I use a Tascam DR-60D MkII with my camcorder. The recorder is usually fitted with two matching Berhinger condenser mics and is connected to the camcorder to give a sync track for matching in post production.
Or how about the Zoom Q range of video recorders which will give you a video with quality audio?
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The question should be why do you want to record sound through a webcam? If you are serious about the sound then you would be better using an audio recorder and keeping the Logitech for the video. Webcam mics are OK for having a chat.
I use a Tascam DR-60D MkII with my camcorder. The recorder is usually fitted with two matching Berhinger condenser mics and is connected to the camcorder to give a sync track for matching in post production.
Or how about the Zoom Q range of video recorders which will give you a video with quality audio?
I guess I should have been more specific - my bad. I don't record audio from the webcam, just video. The audio (music) comes from the laptop with an external audio interface, drum sounds from the module, all going through a small mixer, then back into the computer for recording.

My biggest question is - does the Logitech C920 have an issue with causing distortion even though I'm not recording sound from it? The reason I ask is because I'm only having this problem when recording video via the C920. When I record video from the MS HD-3000 all works fine. The problem with the 3000 is the video is not as good.

Thanks for your response,
Steve
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